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    Ok...
    I'm a hunter. More specifically I'm a hog hunter, among other smaller game.

    But this story baffles me:
    Hunting hogs from helicopters gets preliminary approval in Texas House | Texas Legislature...
    To me it's not an 'infestation' if they are scattered over so many square miles that you need a freekin helicopter to hunt them.

    Can someone explain/defend this to me?
     
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    My cousin hunts hogs. They are a major problem. They are also not indigenous so the wreak havoc on the environment.
     
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    Can you eat wild hog?
     
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    Yep.

    Good eatin'
     
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    I agree to that.
    That's how I wind up hunting as many as I do....Jeff calls and says, "Hey man I have a huge hog problem at the scrubs, you guys wanna come hunt 'em?"
    That's when there's such a concentration that we hit the trails with the dogs and spend a few days to a week eradicating them.
    I guess I'm more used to having so many per square acre that I never needed a helicopter to find them...
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    The problem is they are everywhere, including remote, hard to reach areas. Hunting them from the air just makes sense.
     
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    Well you should know then. They are nasty critters. My cousin uses dogs too and he's lost a couple.

    I hope the same thing has not happened to you.
     
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    Oh..and my cousin is a redneck millionaire..
     
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    I guess TX is more wide open and spread out than FL.

    Just doesn't sound as much fun
    *shrug*
     
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    To alleviate any confusion, this should not be your site picture.....

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    Safety tip for the day.
     

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